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A Super Fast GoPro!

YouTube users Sam and Niko together with their team at Corridor Digital 3-D printed an arrow casing for a GoPro.  They then placed it into an air cannon and fired it. It went better than expected.  The initial launch was successful, but the follow up straight up resulted in a broken GoPro. Not to worry, they had extras so they tried again.  They calculated the speed to be about 84 miles per hour.  Though, I don’t like their usage of Google Maps to estimate the distance the GoPro traveled.  It was only about 400 feet, they were in a field, they could have easily measured that themselves.  Anyway, that’s the difference between real scientists, and people having fun.

After it was all said and done, they stabilized the video.  You can see that towards the end above.  It’s not terrible, though it is nauseating to watch I think.  I’d rather watch the native one personally.  They could probably fix this by changing the aspect ration the camera shoots to square, or more square than the 1080p or 4k quality it’s currently set at.

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